Training Faculty



Alfried Längle, MD, PhD

Dr. Längle studied medicine and psychology at the Universities of Innsbruck, Rome, Toulouse and Vienna. After years of hospital work in general medicine and psychiatry, he started a private practice in psychotherapy, general medicine and clinical psychology in Vienna (since 1982). At the same time he began his close collaboration with Viktor Frankl (1983-1991). He is the founder and president (since 1983) of the International Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna). Dr. Längle is a constant lecturer at the Universities of Vienna (since 1984), Innsbruck (1994), Moscow (2000), Buenos Aires (2000) and Mendoza (2000).

Rochelle Chapman
Rochelle Chapman, MA, RCC

Rochelle has an MA in Counselling Psychology from UBC and completed a thesis about the use of metaphor in counselling.  She also has a Masters in Theology and the Arts from Regent College and a BA in Communication Studies.  In the past, she has worked doing individual counselling at a university counselling centre and at a non-profit, leading experiential groups for people in recovery from addiction.  For the past few years, she has been developing a private practice.

 

Beth Daley, MEd, RCCBeth Daley

Beth studied Counselling Psychology at UBC and is currently working as a therapist at Jewish Family Services in Vancouver.  Along with her good friend Kari-Ann Thor,  she helped write and currently co- teachers  Existential Living workshops which are professional development courses with Existential Analysis themes.  She is enthusiastic about the EA approach to living and counselling and is pleased to be involved in the newly begun EA Canada Society.  Her clinical interests are Spirituality and healing, Trauma therapy and suffering paradigms.

 

Mike Mathers, MSc, MA, RCCMichael Mathers

Mike has over 10 years of experience working with people dealing with depression, anxiety, addictions, grief and loss, stress, trauma, anger management, identity issues, and existential concerns. He works as a group therapist in a forensic setting where he co-facilitates treatment groups for male offenders. He also runs groups for depression and anxiety and an addiction group with the Mood Disorders Association of BC. Mike sees clients in private practice and teaches addictions counselling at the Vancouver College of Counselor Training. He has an interest in meditation and his currently focused on cultivating mindfulness in his everyday activities. Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids and staying active by playing basketball, golf or going to the gym.

 

Mihaela Launeanu, MA, PhD Candidate (UBC)Mihaela Launeanu

Mihaela has a M.A. in Clinical Psychology, a M.A. in Counselling Psychology, and completed clinical training in Existential Analysis. She has over 10 years of clinical experience working with diverse populations (e.g., children, adolescents, adults, older adults) in various clinical settings (e.g., community, inpatient, forensic, higher education). In addition to her clinical work, she has been teaching courses in the area of counselling psychology at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College, and provided clinical supervision to junior practicum students at BC Mental Health and Addiction Services.

 

Karin Steichele, MA, CCCKarin Steichele

Karin has been working as a counsellor over the past 17 years at a college counselling centre as well as in private practice. She approaches counselling from a holistic perspective. Nine years ago she started taking courses in Existential Analysis which resonated deeply with her; since then she has become more and more passionate about sharing it with others.

 

 

Käri-Ann Thor – MEd, RCC

Käri-Ann’s first career was in outdoor education followed by over 20 years working with children, youth, and families.  She is very passionate about experiential learning and thoroughly enjoys instructing at a counsellor training college and co-facilitating the Existential Living professional development workshops she co-developed with Beth Daley.  She also has had a part-time private practice for 11 years with specialties in the areas of loss and grief (including pet loss), transitions, relationships, self-care, CBT skills, and EA.  Käri-Ann also supervises students individually and in group.  When she is not working, she likes to spend her time in the mountains, on the water, or in the garden.